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Culture and entertainment information for early January 2016
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1. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.

We've been here before  - but what if this wasn't the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world's most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats? Welcome to 'Sherlock' in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER... Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown?  Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life... 

Mrs Ricoletti's ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about...the Abominable Bride!       

In addition to the 90-minute standalone episode, cinema goers will be treated to exclusive bonus material, including a guided tour of 221B Baker Street from Steven Moffat and a look behind the scenes at how the special episode was made featuring all the lead cast and crew.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs. 

Release Date: January 4

Venue:  Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Plot Summary 

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o

Director: J.J. Abrams

Genres: Fantasy, Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Distributor: Walt Disney

Release Date: January 9

Venue:  Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio,  Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

3. The Last Witch Hunter

Plot Summary 

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process.  In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

Cast: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson,Isaach De Bankolé, Rena Owen

Director: Breck Eisner

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Action

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Release Date: January 15

Venue:  Wanda Cinema, Omnijol Cinema, Changzhou Grand Theatre Poly Studio, Phoenix Valley Film Art Palace Cinema, China Film Cinema, Changzhou Asia Film & TV Town

 
Sponsored by: General Office and Foreign Affairs Office of Changzhou Municipal People’s Government
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